5 years

You are eligible if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • Have obtained a freelance work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE).
  • Your minimum educational level is a bachelor's degree, a specialized diploma or equivalent.
  • Your annual income from self-employment for the previous two years is not less than AED 360,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies or
    You must provide proof of your financial solvency throughout the duration of residency in the UAE.

To apply for the Freelance Visa, you will need to provide:

  • A freelance work permit by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE).
  • Proof of annual income of AED 360,000 for the previous two years or
    A proof of financial solvency during your residence period.
How to Apply

Applications can be made through the smart services webpage by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP) via: https://icp.gov.ae or by visiting any typing centre in Abu Dhabi.


Information related to the Green Visa is subject to change as a result of new information, changes in processes, criteria and requirements.

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